• SMPS-LA Education Event

  • InDesign FUN-damentals!

  • Friday, October 27th, 2017
  • 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • SWA Architects
    48 East Holly Street
    Pasadena, CA 91103

  • Come join us as our favorite InDesign guru schools us in the TAO of ID! Users from all experience levels, including seasoned publishing veterans, have benefited from Jonathan’s in-depth exploration of InDesign FUN-damentals. This intensive workshop will focus on the simple steps we can take to set up a project for optimum efficiency and flexibility down the road, as well as an in-depth exploration into making InDesign work for you.  When the proposal deadline is quickly approaching and your “helpers” want you to make some “minor last minute adjustments”, wouldn’t it finally be so nice to be able to accommodate all of these changes while minimizing time and maximizing sanity?

     Specific topics that will be covered include:
    ● I found this beautiful InDesign template online….but it’s in A4!
    ● My new InDesign template has no master pages…grrr
    ● Auto-Numbering – Not Just for Page Numbers!
    ● Taking an Institutional Form, and Making it Your Own!
    ● InDesign Tables – Great in theory, terrible in execution!
    ● [NEW!] How to create a sustainable and viable SYSTEM for customized & tailored brochures.

    Jonathan has graciously agreed to take a look at any InDesign files you may want to optimize!  Please send all questions and InDesign Package zip files to Cindy Ionita.  Please also feel free to bring questions and examples to the class if it's difficult to explain in an email.


    Instructor -- Jonathan Levit (Blend Space Design)

    With over 25 years experience in the desktop publishing and graphic design industries, and as an Adobe Certified Instructor and Expert in InDesign Jonathan Levit is a highly sought after trainer and consultant.

    His goal is to improve the production and creative process for companies and individuals. His expertise is matched by his ability to communicate in depth knowledge and concepts in a way that is easily understood and is presented in an engaging and dynamic environment.

    Working within the print and digital publishing world,  Jonathan provides template development and creation, training, and consulting services. Integrating real world experience, he has improved the workflow, production, and creative departments for a variety of clients including the top magazines, advertising agencies, newspapers, and in-house creative and marketing departments in the world. Some of Jonathan’s clients include Warner Brothers, Ogilvy & Mather, Boeing, Time Warner, The L.A. Times, Disney and UCLA.


    What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

    >>METRO:  We are only a block away from the Gold Line Memorial Park Station!

    >>PARKING: There is street metered parking for free till 11:00 AM or parking available at the Marriott Park & Walk Facility at 171 N Raymond, Pasadena where the first 90 minutes are free.

    Do I need to bring a laptop to the event?
    A laptop with InDesign would be extremely helpful, but is not necessary.

    How about food?
    A continental breakfast and a light lunch will be provided -- courtesy of SWA Architects!

    Attend and be entered to win one (1) free PRC registration (value of $495). Must be a current SMPS member. Must be present to win.